November 30, 2008

The first snow of the year

It's snowing! When Maia and Mia play in our living room, it sarted snowing (7:40ish). This is the first snow of the year and the first snow for Maia and Mia. though I don't want heavy snow, I'm happy that they saw snow.
They sometimes stare at it snowing. Snowing seems to be a mysterious thing for them. I'd like to show them a snowman sometime this winter.

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October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Maia & Mia's 1st Halloween!

It was "PERFECT" mild weather in CT. Yoshi held Mia and I held Maia in Elmo-s for trick or treating. We just went to our close friends' houses and our club house in our condo. It took a 20 minute walk. That was enough for us! By the time, Maia fell asleep in my arm. Since they won't remember it, I took their picture in memory.

We got a lot of candy! I can eat them, but we also got play dough. Umm...





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August 08, 2008

Milford Downtown Farmers' Market

080808FarmersMarket080808FarmersMarketI love local food! I took a walk around Milford Green with my family and went through a Farmers Market. Though it was held by Walnut Beach last year, they open the market near Milford train station. It is very convenient!! I bought a pint of grape tomatoes and Italian bread. And also I met my ESL teacher. I can't take her class any more after I was pregnant, however, we have kept in touch. Anyway, it was good opportunity showing her my babies.
Since I stay home with my babies weekdays, I really enjoyed waking and inhaling fresh air. It wasn't very hot. (It's cool at early morning this week. ) I felt autumn is coming...

**Milford Downtown Farmers' Market**
58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460 (corner of Darina and River)

(July-October)Every Saturday July 5 - October 18 
9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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June 11, 2008

Summer is here.

Hot summer days have been here. It almost reached 100 degrees F (over 30 degrees C). People go to beach or a swimming pool. The swimming pool in our condo was packed! I can't believe it because most Japanese people don't go out if it's very hot. Most Americans seem to be oppositte. Anyway, it isn't normal weather in June.I've been at home with my twins. Since they are small and I don't want to take them.

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April 08, 2008

Spring time!

0408spring0408springIt's getting warmer day by day. Finally I found flowers and buds! I'm sure no more snow in CT. It's good to my babies and me. I'm now 36 weeks pregnant. YAY!! I'll have my babies in a few weeks.

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March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

0323deers0323EasterPartyHappy Easter! I missed the "Egg Hunt" which my friend's family held, because it was getting hard to move and walk a lot. That means my twins are still im my belly. That's a good thing! I'll join the egg hunt next year with them. Anyway, I visited another friend's house. Eveery easter, he hold a party but I've never been there. Though I couldn't stay long, Yoshi and I had a nice time with them. I saw a deer family from his house. It is Easter & spring time!He gave us Easter dinner! Thank you.
Happy Easter!みなさんいかがお過ごしで下か?私は友達の家族が開催するエッグハントに参加したかったのですが、さすがにあまり動き回れそうになく断念。行きたかったけど、でも行けないってことはまだ双子がお腹にいてくれてるってことで、それはいいことです。来年は双子たちと一緒に行きたいな。それとは別で、友達が開催するパーティーに参加してきました。妊娠後期で疲れやすく、長時間の滞在はできなかったものの、Yoshiも私も楽しい時間を過ごしました。新しい出会いもあったし、窓から鹿のファミリーも見ることができて、まさにイースター&春です。ディナーまで頂いて帰ってきました。いつもありがとう。

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March 16, 2008

Spring is coming!

0316MourningDoveI don't see any flowers yet, but I can hear birds' chirp. Mourning doves often visit our porch, it makes me happy.Hopefully, they'll builed a nest near my house this spring.

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February 22, 2008

Heaviest snow in CT this winter


Even it was snowing, Yoshi and I went to a Hospital to have an Ultrasound. It was the heaviest snow so far... I hope this is the last snow. All schools were closed and many people took a day off (people go to work by car, roads were icy and slippery).
My neighbors, Piyo and her father was making a snowman. I think the father made most of them... 'cause it looks taller than me. I don't wanna go out and fall down, but I enjoyed watching them.

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February 19, 2008

Nice weather

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No snow and bright sun, it's a nice winterday.

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January 14, 2008

pieces of scenery in Stratford

(from left) Jan. 13th, Jan. 14th
011308view011408snowIt was nice weather this past weekend, and we had slight snow on Monday and Tuesday.

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December 28, 2007

Where is very cold winter?

1228snowmeltedIs today the last week of the year? It isn't very cold. Snow is almost melted now. I don't like very cold winter, I'm happy! (I already had frostbite.) Children might miss snow...

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December 13, 2007

Heavy snow

d52c86a6.JPGWe had snow storm and all school around our town were closed. Though the Bible class I join planted Christmas service at a church, it was also canceled. I'm staying home. This is the view from a window. Snow is changing sleet (freezing rain), it is NOT good for drivers. Roads will became sloppery. Keep warm & Stay inside!

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December 06, 2007

Scenery near my condo

What I saw in our condos - birds' nests, covered boats and squirrels- fallen leaves are unusual in December...
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December 02, 2007

Covered with snow while I went shopping

Snow covered roads without notice. I was very surprised after shopping. I drove to my house safely somehow, but I don't want to drive again under the condition! Since my car is tiny and not 4WD, I was very scared with my fetuses.
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September 13, 2007

Apple picking at Bishop's Orchards

I love apples called GALA. I picked many of them.
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September 01, 2007

9/1 Raspberry picking with mom

pickinggolden raspberryMy mother looked forward to going raspberry picking in CT, and we went to the Bishop's Orchards. Today, the farmer offered to pick red (regular) raspberries and golden raspberries. I didn't know they grew golden ones. Anyway, we enjoyed picking them. Then we bought some prepared food and soup at their farmers market. Everything was delicious! I loved their gaspacho very much.

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August 24, 2007

Raspberry Picking at Bishop's Orchards

I went to Bishop's Orchards with Hughes san to pick raspberries! It is located in Guilford, CT. I like fresh raspberries, they don't last for a long time. I froze some, and I baked a raspberry chiffon cake. Though there is no photos, I put fresh raspberries in a cake. The pink cream is made of havy cream and raspberries. By the way, Bishop's Orchards offer other pick your own fruits. Now They have been opening a pear and peach farm too.8/24 raspberry picking8/24 raspberries8/25 Chiffon cake

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August 18, 2007

Milford Oyster Festival

8/18Oyster FestivalMilford Oyster Festival was held on Friday, August 17 - Saturday, August 18, 2007. I ate 6 kinds of fresh oysters with lemon juice. They tasted very good, however I couldn't memorize their names. See you next summer!

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August 16, 2007

Beautiful flowers

HydrangeasMy friend who has green thumb shared some hydrangeas from her garden with me. They are very beautiful. They make my life gracious.

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July 24, 2007

Blueberry picking at Jones Family Farm in Shelton


Blueberry season in coming! Many farms offer to picking your own blueberry! I went to Jones Family Farm in Shelton with my friend. It is getting to my summer tradition. Owing to the a lot of rain, they tasted so so, however we enjoyed the clear atmosphere and experience.

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July 22, 2007

Views of Greenwich Point

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greenwich point tate"The scenery of Greenwich Point"
The park and beach are municipal, and they don't open to public between May to October. Basically, they are the facilities for residents. If you are a non-resident, you have to pay admission fee at some specific places. In our case, the friend had visitor tickets.
During the period from November 1 through April 30, no fees will be charged to enter Greenwich Point and Byram Park. I'll visit the park in the winter! The sky will be clearer than that in the summer. I'm very happy to have seen the scenery. For more information of 2007, click here!

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July 21, 2007

Tashua Knolls Golf Course

Tashua0721My friends took Yoshi and I to Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, CT. We enjoyed golf outing. It was my second time to play golf in the U.S.. I was nervous before going the golf course, but I had a wonderful time with them. They were very nice and happy-go-lucky. It makes me very easy and I played naturally. (Of course, I didn't count my score.) The municipal course was very beautiful! I want to come again with them.

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July 12, 2007

A movie shoot

19c39a83.jpgA movie, "Revolutionary Road" has been filming in some places in Connecicut. I saw Kate Winslet and some other acters! Leonardo DiCaprio was't there at the day though. I can't wait to see the movie!
Plot Outline: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
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July 07, 2007

the 21st annual New England Arts and Crafts Festival in Milford

Arts and Crafts show Milford The Milford Green held the 21st annual New England Arts and Crafts Festival on Sat. and Sun., July 7 and 8 rom 10 am to 5 pm. The festival seemed to feature more than 125 artists and crafters exhibiting and selling their work. There were a food court, music, a puppet show. I just took a look because of the hot weather. We had lunch at a my favorite restaurant, Seven Seas. We bought some candies at H.MANGELS Confectioner, and get different kinds of cake at Ambrosia Bakery. I think I ate too much, anyway It was a delicious day.
More information about Art & Craft show --- http://www.smartfrogs.com/ct.html.
Seven Seas Restaurant
16 New Haven Avenue, Milford, CT 06460-3307
H.MANGELS Confectioner
107 River St, Milford, CT 06460
Ambrosia Bakery
272 Naugatuck Ave, Milford, CT 06460

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July 06, 2007

Stoney Creek in Branford


scenery-Scenery of Stoney Creek- I highly recommend this area. It is not far from my house in Stratford, and the scenery is amazing. We can enjoy a 40 minute cruise too.
-ストニークリークの景色- こんな近くに、こんなにきれいな場所があったとは。教えたくないくらい、絶対オススメのスポットです。あえて開発していない地域のようで、お店も少ないし、ビーチも小さいですが非常にいい雰囲気です。周りは高級住宅地のせいか、上品な雰囲気が漂っていました。景色はまさにニューイングランド。ビーチ近くより、40分のクルーズも楽しめます。この辺りにある小さな島々を廻って戻って来るようです。

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July 05, 2007

Westport Farmers' Market

I went to the Westport Farmers' Market at the Westport Country Playhouse. They sell native farm produce, dairy products, seafood, meat, honey and baked things. Many of things are organic and they are pretty expensive, however, native things are more tasty and reliable. I had raw oyster of Westport with lemon juice. It was awesome! I got a jar of honey.
According to WestportNow.com,"Beginning Thursday, July 12, the Playhouse Farmers Market will be located in Winslow Park just to the right of the Country Playhouse entrance into the park. The new locale is an experiment and, if all goes well, the change will become permanent. The new location provides additional parking. "
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July 03, 2007

Stratford Fireworks

3e8b2c09.jpg花火Yoshi and I enjoyed Stratford Fireworks with my friend and her family. We saw the fireworks from the Walnut Beach in Milford. We also saw Westhaven Fireworks distanlty. Many towns in the US celebrate the 4th of July (Independence Day) with Fireworks. I think fireworks is a symbol of Independence Day for Americans. Many towns also have fireworks displays during summer in Japan too. Fire woks is a representative thing in the summer in Japan. We enjoy watching and listening to the fireworks. We think it makes ourselves cool. Both American and Japanese enjoy fireworks, but they have different meanings. The same things is that fireworks are beautiful and peaceful.

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July 01, 2007

Beautiful days

beautiful daybeautiful day2Beautiful days give us nice and cool breeze. I don't think it's really 3 Hs (hazy, hot and humid). Even though people living in west coast say "I don't like east cost because it's humid", I feel comfortable. It's much less humid than Japan. It's a perfect season to go out! Where am I going today?

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June 30, 2007

Strawberry picking


I saw Strawberry field opens Through July 1 on Jones Family Farm's official site. I haven't gone for strawberry picking this season yet. That means I haven't made strawberry jam for this year. "I have to go!", but my bread dought was rising... I had only one and half hours. It was a 30 minutes drive, and I picked strawberry for 30 minutes, and I made it somehow.
The strawberries are much sweeter than last year. I think recently we didn't have rain, and their taste got concentrated. Anyway, I'm satisfied with the strawberries. I'm going to make jam, juice and just eat them.
季節ごとに訪れているJones Family Farmのホームページを見たら、イチゴ狩りは7/1まで!今日を含めて3日しかない。まだ、1年分のジャムも作っていない!週末の天気はあてにならないし。と、妙な使命感にかられて行ってきました。続きを読む

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May 06, 2007

Around my house on Sunday May 6th.

5/5 家の周り5/5 家の周り I just stayed home because I was tired. I'm OK during the day, but my temperature goes up at night. I know it's usual though... I enjoy the fresh green from the window or near the parking lot. Leaves are growing very fast. I won't be able to find small birds any more. At any rate I should get well soon first.

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